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WAFWA in the News

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Sep 16

Grants Benefiting Native Trout Watersheds Awarded in Six Western States

The Western Native Trout Initiative (WTNI) is awarding more than $200,000 in grant funding for eight projects benefiting native trout species across the West. 

Jul 02

Esri Features WAFWA for Conservation Efforts Across North America

Find about how we were featured in Esri for our latest conservation efforts across North America. 

May 11

Wildlife biologist spent weeks catching lesser prairie chickens for release...

The Lesser Prairie-Chicken Translocation project wrapped up trapping in Kansas recently. The project moved birds from Kansas to Colorado.  Wildlife biologists are documenting movements that have never before been recorded, providing direct feedback to inform habitat management, and adding critical data to range-wide management of lesser prairie-chickens that will inform future policy decisions. This is the largest translocation effort of lesser prairie-chickens ever completed.



Photo Credit: Bill Vogrin

Apr 03

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Recognize Conservation Professionals at 8...

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever recently presented five wildlife professionals with Conservation Service Awards during the 84th North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference in Denver, Co.

Jul 16

WAFWA Partners Sign Agreement to Enhance Western Fish and Wildlife Resource...

WAFWA President Curt Melcher, AFWA President Virgil Moore, and BLM Assistant Director of Resources and Planning Kristin Bail sign MOU.

Mar 13

American Angler: Grass Roots

Western Native Trout Initiative Spotlight

Dec 06

Easements for Endangered Species

The Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) published a case study about collaborative efforts to conserve the lesser prairie-chicken in five western states.

Aug 02

Forbes: Regulators' Delisting Of Lesser Prairie Chicken A Win, And A Test, ...

On July 20, 2016, ten months after a U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas judge ruled that federal regulators erred in finding the lesser prairie chicken “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) finalized its delisting decision. The decision not only validates the work of a public-private bird-conservation partnership, it will also test the viability of such state-based efforts.

Jul 26

AMI Newswire: Prairie Bird Loses its Endangered Status, but Conservation Ef...

Environmentalists concerned about the fate of the lesser prairie-chicken had their feathers ruffled twice over the past week.

First, the new GOP platform objected to the bird’s inclusion on the endangered species list. Second, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially stripped the chicken of its federally protected status. 

May 11

Bloomberg BNA: Federal Appeal of Prairie Chicken Decision Dropped

"The Obama administration has dropped its appeal of a federal court decision that overturned the listed of the lesser prarie chicken as a threatened species."

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